Sound system problem

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Sound system problem

Postby aamircutlery » Sun Mar 23, 2003 2:46 pm

I have recently installed RH Linux 8.0. The problem is that sound system is not working. When I sign in and KDE starts it gives the following message in a dialog box:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

When I execute Soundcard Detection from System Settings It show the sound card model as Xwave QS3000A [FM801] which is correct.

any idea ??


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Postby newbie » Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:44 pm

i think linux kernel has no module for your sound card.
and i am sure as i have searched on google that ALSA has your required module , so you need to go at
read a bit then download alsa and compile it according to your sound card.

and if you are not understanding anything ask here.

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Postby Saadi » Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:24 pm

try reinstalling the sound package from the cd or download sound package from the redhat website ( and install. It happened to me once on my laptop, but reinstalling the package fixed the problem.
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